Clearing 2023

Clearing 2023

Plans changed? It's all good.

Your home is ready. Your city is waiting.​ ​We've got plenty of space. Private bathrooms. Exclusive events. Bills included. ​

​Whether you're after the social buzz of a shared flat or the quiet of your own studio, we've got your back.

​This is just the start. ​It’s all good.

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Birmingham | Limited availability

The biggest student hub in the Midlands, iQ offers three Birmingham sites covering the best local universities.

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Whether you're a people-watcher or nightlife-goer, Bradford has a large and diverse student population ready for your arrival.

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Brighton | Limited availability

With 30,000 students and a cool coastal setting, Brighton is bursting with things to do. Choose from 3 sites in the seaside city. 

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Stay just minutes from the centre of Coventry for a picture-perfect background to your university experience. 

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Glasgow | Limited availability

Enjoy our premium facilities at a prime location in Glasgow city centre. Scotland's largest city, it's an energising place to study.

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Bright spaces and a great location give you the perfect base for a fun, exciting uni experience in Huddersfield. 

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As one of the UK's biggest student cities, expect great vibes and plenty to do with a stay at one of five properties in Nottingham.

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Green spaces. Great nightlife. Enjoy a little bit of everything when you stay in Lincoln next academic year.

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London | Limited availability

Make the most of student life in the capital, whether you find a space in the suburbs or choose the buzz in the heart of it all. 

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Sheffield | Limited availability

South Yorkshire's top student hub, Sheffield mixes rich culture with cute surroundings for a great place to live and study.

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Leicester | Limited availability

With a chilled canal and a vibrant creative quarter, make Leicester your own next academic year. 

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Egham | Limited availability

The Surrey town of Egham is home to Royal Holloway University London with student rooms under 5 minutes' walk from campus.

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Manchester | Limited availability

Student life that's unforgettable. Choose good vibes and live close to the action of central Manchester in one our iQ sites. 

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What is Clearing? 

If you didn't your first-choice course, you don’t need to abandon your university plans – Clearing can help you make new ones.

Clearing is the system which helps match available course places to students. Using the UCAS search tool, you can look for courses which are right for you and start making enquiries – you'll soon have several offers to choose from.

Clearing opened in early July, but it starts getting busy after results day. Be ready for it. Here’s our quick guide to how Clearing works.

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Clearing made easy - how to use clearing

Search for a suitable course using the UCAS search tool. All courses at UK universities with available places will be listed here.

If you find a course you’re interested in, get in touch with the university directly to find out more. This is a good time to ask any questions and to demonstrate your interest and enthusiasm for the course – it might help your chances of getting an informal offer there and then. Make sure you have your UCAS registration details to hand when you call – they'll need your Clearing number which you can find in UCAS Track.

If you want to accept an offer from a university, you’ll need to record your acceptance in UCAS Track. You can only accept one, even if you get multiple offers, so don’t add it to UCAS Track until you're sure. If you change your mind later, you'll need to ask the university to cancel the offer before you can make another application.

When the university confirms your place, it'll show as confirmed in UCAS Track. If they don’t go ahead with their offer for any reason, you can apply for another course.

Got your confirmed place? Time to apply for student finance or update your existing application – they'll need to know the details of your new uni and course. Be aware that new applications can take up to six weeks. If you need more information about student finance, see the useful links below.

Once that’s taken care of, there’s just one thing left to do – look for your accommodation.

Key Clearing dates

Here are the important dates you need to know.

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  • 5th July - Clearing opens
  • 5th July - International Baccalaureate results day
  • 8th August - SQA results day
  • 17th August - A-level results day 
  • 17th October - Final deadline for Clearing applications

Grades better than expected?

You can grab a place on a different course through UCAS.

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If your results are better than expected, you can change universities by releasing yourself into Clearing. On UCAS, use the 'decline your place' button to release your offer.

Don't rush into things. Only do this once you've looked into what's available and spoken to your school, university or an advisor.

Finding student accommodation

Once your place is confirmed, you can start looking for a place to live while at uni. At iQ, there are over 70 accommodation sites across across 29 UK cities, so there's plenty of space if you need a home away from home.

Rooms, studios, apartments

Figure out the room for you. For a social buzz, choose an en suite room with shared kitchen. For a bit more privacy, go with a studio or apartment.

Safe, secure, convenient

Each iQ building has 24/7 onsite staff presence and a residents' app for support whenever you need it. Life admin's simple too, with fixed rent and all-inclusive bills letting you know exactly what to expect.

Clubs, events, spaces

We're here to help you find your people. Our onsite social spaces give you the room you need to chill or meet up with mates. iQ Clubs and exclusive events put the right people in the right place to grow your circle.

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What kind of accommodation is available?

At iQ, you can choose the room, studio or apartment that's right for you.

Our rooms share a kitchen and living area with other residents. Most rooms have their own en suite bathroom, giving you the privacy you need to get ready with the social of shared spaces. Rooms vary in size and are usually a factor in the cost of the room.

At most sites, we also offer self-contained studios and apartments, for those who want more privacy and space of their own. Some apartments are also suitable for sharing.

iQ properties are designed with the student in mind. We have plenty of onsite spaces that are free to use, from gyms and study areas to cinemas and games rooms. You will usually be just a short walk from your university, but there will always be public transport nearby too to help you get around.

To make life a little easier, living at iQ gives you fixed rent, all-inclusive bills and superfast WiFi so you know exactly what to expect when you book. With our app, you can arrange maintenance, cleaning, parcel collection and more.

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When can I move in?

We're a little flexible on the dates you can move into your new student home. Various contracts with different start dates are available, and you're welcome to move in at any time after this date.

If you need to move in in January 2023, shorter contracts might also be available. Check your chosen site's page for details.

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Is iQ Student Accommodation safe to live in?

All of our sites have CCTV and secure entry systems, with onsite staff at all times.

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Have any questions? Chat to the site you're looking to live at - they'll be happy to help. Or, send an email to

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